On Sunday, 10th July 2022, the long-awaited annual
summer one-day trip of the See Yep Association finally arrived after thorough
preparations. Looking back on the past two years, it was not held due to the
global pandemic. This year was really a good start, and life has gradually
returned to normal.
Our destination is Barmouth. The town is on the west coast of Wales, looking out onto Cardigan Bay, in the southern part of Snowdonia. It has one of the best settings of any holiday resort in the UK and one of the perfect places to find outdoor activities - walking, cycling, paddleboarding, kayaking, paddling in the sea and more.
At nine o'clock in the morning, we were in high spirits, gathered under the majestic Chinatown archway, and boarded the pre-arranged coach to set off on time. During the journey we rejoiced, chat and laughed and exchanged feelings with each other.
Arriving in Barmouth, the sky was blue and the sun was shining, with a few thin white clouds floating slowly with the wind, as if they had been scorched by the sun. The town has a gorgeous beach on one side and mountains on the other. It really lives up to its name. We have found peace and tranquility, with a beautiful scenery.
Some of us explored local history through legacy trails, some visited museums, some browsed through various shops, some went to coffee shops, restaurants, and some strolled along the beach, eating ice cream and watching boats and seagulls. The elderlies sat on the benches enjoying the sunshine, the view and the fresh air, while the children used their imagination and creativity to build sand castles, and it was fun.
We had such an enjoyable and happy time that the whole day had gone past without us realising it and we returned safely to Chinatown at around 8 o'clock in the evening.
This day trip, under the leadership of Chairman Mr. Kenny Tam and the efforts of our group of enthusiastic and active members and leaders, was a complete success. It was not only to allow friends who have not seen each other for a long time due to the pandemic in the past two years to take this opportunity to reunite, but also, we could slow down our busy schedules, and more importantly, to allow the elderly who live alone during the pandemic to reunite, to feel our love and care for them, to let the children and families enjoy the joy of togetherness, to go out to feel and enjoy a different day, it was perfect!
Every summer on the first Sunday in July, there is an annual one day trip organised by See Yep Association. This year is no exception. It was a sunny day with blue sky. The trip was led by our Chairman Mr. Kenny Tam and supported by our enthusiastic members and leaders. 85 people in total have joined the outing. Among those, most of them are elderly and elderly have mobility issues.
Grimsby, also Great Grimsby, is a large coastal English seaport and administrative centre in North East Lincolnshire, on the South Bank of the Humber Estuary, close to where it reaches the North Sea. It ran the largest fishing fleet in the world by the mid-20th century.
Our first destination was Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre. In there, they use sounds and smells to help to experience the life. The centre has hands on displays for all the family and also incorporate sounds and smells of the fishermen and their wives’ daily life. It shows us the height of the fishing industry of Great Grimsby, and let people who run fish and chips shops, take away shops and work in the food and catering industry have more in depth information and understanding in the fisheries industry.
After the museum, our coach took us to the beach where, nearby, some of us went to play mini golf, some of us enjoyed the local famous fish and chips, seafood; some of us played the funfair and the elderlies sat on the bench to enjoy the sunshine and scenery, fresh air, and kids used their imagination and creativity to build sand castle.
This was an unforgettable day trip. It's great to get together with friends, family and meet new friends. We managed to slow down just for a day and relax. Most importantly, we let our elderlies feel that they have been cared for and able to made the most out of such an enjoyable day, perfect!